During my stay at VSC, I explored paper as medium for an installation.
This work is an extension of the image above I did in Vermont and I derived the same image using Arabic Alphabets depicting the Muslim world. I used laser cutting and one can actually see through it.
The subject matter deals with identity. When I was at Vermont I strongly felt my individuality as a Muslim, as a Pakistani. Since it was my first experience to work amongst so many people from different parts of the world, I found myself dealing with and finding answers to so many questions. It was a great ideological rupture for me when I got back home; the conceptual anticipation of a new territory.
Is it the Muslim country of the country of the Muslims?
I am trying to make implicit and explicit references to this specific set of circumstances: objects that might occur in an everyday or trivial fashion with a set of meanings that are culturally, socially or politically nuanced.